Stone arch bridges



Stone arch bridges

Introduction Buildings located in the southwestern part of Georgia, particularly in Ajara, have a special place among the old bridges. The bridges in this area have always attracted the attention of travelers, they are abundant in the hilly valleys of the side. Bridges were built not only on the great rivers, but also on their tributaries, on various ravines and abyss. Most of them are single-storey buildings, piers and pits are so indigenous that they have endured for centuries and are still used for hiking.



Network in Ajara unites sixteen objects that have been granted the status of cultural heritage.
1. Acute Bridge

2. Dandalo Bridge

3. Saghoreti (Agar) land arch bridge

4. Makhuntseti Bridge

5. bridges in Tkhmori

6. The bridge of Tsoniyaris (Jaimela)

7. Furtio arch bridge

8. Ravine stone arch bridge

9. Upper Chkhetuneti (Chkheri) stone bridge

10. The Macho Bridge

11. The bridge of Ergo

12. Chikuneti (Besleti) bridge

13. Tskhimla stone arched bridge

14. Khertvisi (Ajaristskali) bridge

15. Uchoho stone arch bridge

16. Tskhivvani Bridge


Bridges demonstrate the high art of construction (selection of crossings, installation of bridges for kargillas, selection of materials, installation of bridges and fences, etc.). It is noteworthy that the types of construction bridges are identical to the medieval bridges.


The route

Bridges are mainly located in the Ajaristsqali and Kintrishi valleys. Therefore, the cultural route has two directions originating from the city of Batumi and the route continues through mountainous Ajara.